Della is at home alone. She is counting her money and trying to figure out what she is supposed to get Jim for Christmas. She then drowns herself in self pity because she can't get the gift she always imagined she would get for him.
Della finally decides to stop crying and got into town to chop of her beautiful and luscious brown hair - Her most valuable possession - and sell it to get the beautiful gift for Jim she saw that took her hours to find.
When she got home after getting Jim's gift, she tried her best to fix her hair so that it didn't look as bad as it did. when she had finish, it was just then that she hid her gift for Jim and waited for him at the door.
Jim walks into the door and just stands there looking at Della with a look that she isn't able to read. That is when He pulls out the beautiful combs that Della has wanted for a very long time.
But Della remembering she had to chop off her hair and sell it to get Jim's gift felt sad but then remembered Jim didn't get to see what Della. When he sees that she got him a chain for his watch, he tells her that he had to sell his watch to get her gift.
In the end, Della and Jim decide to put them away because they are too nice for them.